Charles Baldwin is a DMA Orchestral Conducting student at the University of North Texas. He currently serves as conductor of the TAMS Orchestra and as a Teaching Fellow in the Orchestral Studies department. From November 2020 to January 2021 Charles taught orchestra, string lessons, and music theory at Decorah High School (Decorah, IA).
In spring 2021 Charles completed his master's studies in orchestral conducting at UNT. Throughout his undergraduate education at Furman University (Greenville, SC), Charles was active in the music department as a cellist in the Furman Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor of the FSO, a teacher in the Piano for Young People program, and a Teaching Assistant for music theory, ear training, keyboard harmony and orchestration courses. In 2016 and 2018 Charles earned Honorable Mention awards as a pianist in the South Carolina MTNA Young Artist Competition. In 2019 Charles performed the first movement of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the FSO as a winner of their biennial concerto contest. Charles has participated in conducting workshops, institutes, and festivals around the country..